It’s fun to participate in something that has become ‘annual.’ Makes me feel kind of connected to the world of Second Life, where I so often feel disconnected and lonely. :P Here I am doing What’s Your Digits Take 3 by Strawberry Singh!
When it comes to shapes, I am definitely a creature of habit. Though my Bunny Blindside avatar shape is brand new created less than a month ago, she has many shared digits with my shapes on the Buffy Faith avatar in both 2011 and 2012. To me they look very different, but I guess numbers don’t lie – the more things change, the more they stay the same! The biggest change for me, by far, is height. I used to be pretty short (by SL standards) but my partner’s shape is really tall and so to fit better in couple’s poses I have become taller over time. And I’m much more svelte than I used to be, because mesh favors that.
1. Do you try and keep your avatar’s body proportionate and similar to the “average” proportions pictured above? I’ve never looked at a proportions average when making my shapes. I just make what looks good. Looking proportionate does matter to me. I try to do what I think looks most natural.
2. What do you dislike the most about the SL avatar mesh? The lumpiness and harsh angles around the nose and eyes/brow areas.
3. Does it bother you when you see other avatars that are not proportionate at all? I get irked when people’s shapes are out of proportion in a non-fantasy way. Like, if someone wants to look like an anime character, that’s adorable. If someone is stuck in 2005 and their eye sockets are as big as a house so that no matter how large of an eye size you wear, it never touches the edges of your eye socket, I feel judgey and annoyed. :P Also that FREAKISHLY HUGE THIGH GAP? I know you want to have big curvy hips and I think that’s hot, but there’s a lot more to that than just setting your hip slider to 100… >.> People that have not explored how sliders work together/against each other grind my gears, but I know that’s because I’m an obsessive personality and people that don’t do their research (yes, even in video games *rolleyes*) annoy me – I’m a jerk, I know.
4. Even though this is a virtual world and people can be anything they want to be, do you feel when they are in human form, they should try to keep their proportions close to average? I think everyone is free to design their avatar as they see fit. There are many that I see, that I know if they only tried a little harder or learned a little more about how SL works they could achieve a far better iteration of the look they are seeking. Trying to help these people almost always ends badly, so I don’t bother anymore.